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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Hi folks, just a quick check-in. I knew I hadn't been posting -- I've been struggling! But I didn't realize it had been so long.

I didn't get the job I had applied for, and it really threw me. I knew it would be disappointing if I didn't get it, but it was worse than I thought. So many people had asked if I was applying for it and told me they thought it would be great. I did well in all the interviews, and the hiring manager told someone that I had the best interview with her, but apparently I came up short in the final panel interview and my colleague got it instead. I am trying to be positive, but it hit me like a ton of bricks. That was late May.

I'm a firm believer that when one door closes another opens, so I am looking for that door. In life, both personal life and work life, it's important to me to continue to develop and learn more, so we shall see what comes next.

I'm doing alright now. I let myself have a few weeks to grieve (read "eat and drink too much") but I kept on working out and tracking (even when it was pretty outrageous!), so I managed to keep off most of the pounds I'd lost in the past few months - I'm only up two. And now I'm feeling more balanced and ready to start moving towards my goals again. I think I'll wait until July to set monthly goals, since June is almost over....but I am looking forward to it!

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    Dang! I was sure hoping that job would come through for you, but I admire the way you're handling your disappointment. I think giving yourself time to grieve is important, but not allowing yourself to be completely de-railed shows how well you have a handle on things. I'll be looking forward to hearing what's through your newly opened door!
    1551 days ago
    Sorry about the job but it sounds like your getting the right attitude now!

    You will find the open door, just keep looking!
    1552 days ago
    so sorry you did not get the job. I also am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and something better is coming your way. I hope it comes soon. Think positive
    1553 days ago
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